What’s the story behind a recital?

Why do we do a recital? First and foremost dance is a performing art. A high percentage of students who are interested in dance do so for the reward of performing what they know for an appreciative audience. Even the youngest dancers love to hear the applause for a job well done. How many of you have had mini performances in your living room, at the park, at school or the grocery store? Dancers tend to love the limelight anywhere we can get it.A recital is also like a “performance” review or a test at the end of the semester.  The students work hard learning skills Aug-Dec then put those skills together to form a piece of choreography. The dance is their essay showcasing everything learned in an entire season of dance. The benefits from an annual recital are countless. Here are some reasons why your child should participate.

  • The recital is a fun experience that creates lifetime memories
  • The recital allows dancers to fully experience a performing art and the unique feeling of being on stage
  • Preparing for a recital is a way for dancers to work on memorization skills, rhythm, technique, teamwork, and much more…and they LOVE having something to be proud of
  • It gives dancers the opportunity to perform in front of an audience that will boost self-confidence in everything they do
  • Family and friends get to see what their dancers have learned in dance class
  • And let’s be honest the costumes are pretty cool too!

Dance Recital 2012